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Sabaton: Heroes
Sabaton Heroes CD Album Review

Sabaton: Heroes

Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

After conquering the world with their Swedish Empire Tour, supporting Carolus Rex, Sabaton returns with their seventh studio album, Heroes. What King Solomon once said of this mortal coil might be said of a new Sabaton album. "There's nothing new under the sun."

Sabaton Heroes Band Photo

Sabaton: laughing it up.

Heroes is another album their melodic heavy/power metal lead by Joakim Brodén's gruff vocals. The songs continue to revolve around historical people or events, usually those dealing with conflicts and war. As usual advance material from the label tells little about the individual stories in song, nor can you often pick it up from Brodén's vocals. However, we know something about one song, Inmate 4859. It has do with Polish soldier 'Witold Pilecki, aka Inmate 4859, who voluntarily entered the concentration camp Auschwitz as he wanted to get evidence of the horrors and mass murders that were taking place inside.'

After this you can expect basically the same from Sabaton: big, bombastic power metal, or better 'power metal martial music,' with lots of big riffs, thundering drums and crashing symbols, and classic guitar solos. It's Sabaton in their element, doing what they do best. If the did something else fans would likely revolt. There's something to be said for consistency and predictability. It makes everybody feel comfortable. If you're a Sabaton fan, you'll dig it.




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In Short

Heroes is Sabaton in their element, doing their 'power metal martial music.' There's much to be said for consistency and predictability.

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